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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The varsity boys basketball team seniors line up for a photo with their parents. The team had an overall record of 6-18.

Varsity boys basketball comes up short 54-56 on senior night

by Gabe Sachse and Brandon Zau February 29, 2024

The varsity boys basketball team suffered a close defeat to Crystal Springs 54-56 on their senior night on Feb. 13 in the Zhang Gymnasium.  To begin, the team honored five seniors: co-captains Om Tandon,...

Guard Claire Yu (10) prepares to pass the ball as a Cougar defends her. Claire scored two layups back to back in the second quarter during the CCS semifinals game.

Varsity girls basketball falters against Half Moon Bay 55-65 in CCS semifinals

by Tiffany Zhu and Ashley Mo February 27, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team succumbed to Half Moon Bay High School 55-65 in the CCS semifinals game on Feb. 22 at home.  Since home CCS games are rare, the event drew a large crowd of parents...

Co-captain Emily Mitnick (11) looks for the pass out of a double team. Emily made several shots to contribute to the Eagles comeback.

Varsity girls basketball conquers King’s Academy in fourth quarter resurgence during CCS quarterfinals

by Katerina Matta and Kevin Zhang February 24, 2024

The girls varsity basketball team advanced to CCS semifinals in a comeback 53-38 win vs. King’s Academy at home on Feb. 20. Before the match, athletic director Dan Molin introduced players from...

Seniors Masha Velikhovskaya, Claire Miao and Isha Kotalwar hold their posters for a photo. The seniors were gifted flowers and posters from their teammates and families.

Varsity girls basketball knocks out Mercy during senior night

by Jessica Wang and Alison Yang February 23, 2024

The varsity girls basketball team crushed Mercy 60-29 during their senior night game on Feb. 13.  Before the match, the team held a ceremony to honor their three seniors: guard Isha Kotalwar, co-captain...

Seniors Dina Ande, Anya Chauhan, Heidi Lu and Cynthia Wang pose for a photo together. Friends and family attended the ceremony and teammates gifted the seniors with flowers and tiaras.

Varsity girls soccer destroys Priory 3-1 on senior night

by Mendy Mao and Ella Guo February 17, 2024

The varsity girls soccer team conquered Priory 3-1 during their senior night game on Feb. 8.  Prior to the game, the team along with friends and family gathered to honor seniors Dina Ande, Anya Chauhan,...

The class of 2024 cheerleaders pose for a picture with their family members during halftime at the boys varsity basketball game on Feb. 2. The team increased its numbers from three to 15 cheerleaders this year.

Cheer team honors seniors

by Katerina Matta, Co-Sports Editor February 15, 2024

The cheer team celebrated senior night during the varsity boys basketball game against Menlo at home on Feb. 2.  The squad performed encouraging cheers on the sideline for the first half of the...

Varsity boys soccer seniors stand with their families and head coach Ryan Masch for a photo. The team overcame SHP 5-0.

Varsity boys soccer notches 5-0 senior night win over Eastside College Prep

by Emma Milner and Katerina Matta February 10, 2024

The varsity boys soccer team crushed Eastside College Preparatory 5-0 during their senior night game on Feb. 5.  At 3:15 p.m., the team held a ceremony honoring their six seniors: Ryan Barth, Ben Cha,...

Forward Ryder Hewitt (10) steers the ball away from the sideline. The team currently holds an overall record of 5-10-1.

Varsity boys soccer overcomes Pinewood 3-1

by Aryana Bharali and Jessica Hu February 4, 2024

The varsity boys soccer team clinched a 3-1 victory over Pinewood at home on Jan. 24.  In the first half of the match, the Panthers secured a point as they crossed the ball into the 6-yard box, kicking...

Defensive player Misha Singla (10) defends the ball from a Gator. “I liked the intensity that Sacred Heart had, too, and we put up a good fight, especially towards the end, Misha said.

Varsity girls soccer yields to Sacred Heart Preparatory 1-3

by Tiffany Zhu and Disha Gupta January 24, 2024

The varsity girls soccer team suffered defeat to Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) 1-3 on Jan. 19. The Eagles opened the game with momentum, pushing high up the field and maintaining an offensive stance....

Co-captain Claire Miao (12) guards a Mustang. Claire scored five points for the Eagles in the first quarter.

Varsity girls basketball commandeers Monte Vista 60-42

by Emma Milner, Co-Sports Editor January 22, 2024

Varsity girls basketball prevailed against Monte Vista 60-42 at home on Jan. 13, qualifying for the Central Coast Section Championships with an out-of-league game win. Although the Eagles lost the tipoff,...

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